It Ends with Her" is about two people and their obsession with each other. FBI Special Agent Clarke Sinclair was involved in chasing serial killer Simon Cross with the help of her partner FBI Special Agent Sam Gallagher. However, finding Simon Cross was not as easy as Clarke and Sam thought after he changed his pattern by taking two girls together. The readers of It Ends With Her will continue to follow the twists and turns of FBI Special Agent Clarke Sinclair and FBI Special Agent Sam Gallagher investigation. I enjoyed reading It Ends With Her. I like the way Brianna Labuskes combine two plots throughout It Ends With Her. I did not see the ending of It Ends With Her it differently come out of left field for me. Brianna Labuskes did a great job in portraying her characters. "It Ends With Her" is well written by Brianna Labuskes. Brianna Labuskes engaged me with her characters and the plot from the beginning. The readers of It Ends With Her will learn about FBI investigations procedures and the way they interact with local law enforcement. Also, It Ends With Her highlights the problems and consequences of sexual abuse and mental illness. I recommend this book.
'It Ends With Her' by Brianna Labuskes was a good read in the crime psychological thriller genre. The narrative was told via multiple POVs and in both past and present. FBI Special Agent Clarke Sinclair, the protagonist, was investigating an ongoing serial killer case (along with FBI Special Agent Sam Gallagher). She had a prickly, brusque and obsessive personality. The equally obsessed, but crazy antagonist, Simon Cross was known. This was ok, as the action-packed plot was quite twisty, a game of cat & mouse and there were connections for readers to figure out. So, the intrigue was more in the thrill of the hunt, rather than figuring out who the culprit was. The MCs Sinclair and Cross, both had interesting backstories and there were serious social issues that influenced the storyline. In addition, the victims were secondary characters, not just corpses. The only problem for me was Clarke Sinclair, as I found it a tad difficult to connect with her and she didn't totally win my sympathies - possibly because the unpacking of her story took time. I got it all in the end, though. Overall, a good crime read with plenty of interest.
I did not see that coming. The ending. It took me be surprise, made gasp, and that is a good thing when it comes to books. "It Ends With Her" is told in three pov, Clarke, Bess and Adelaide. It's hard to read about Adelaide's life, her loosing her parents at a young age, going into foster care, meeting a boy who is a master manipulator. It is also heart breaking to read about Bess, being abused by her boyfriend and her struggle to break free of him. But, the hardest parts, are the ones about Clarke. She is not a woman to like easily. She too self destructive, to inconsiderate and just obnoxious. And I couldn't really make room in my heart for her. Couldn't understand what made her do stuff even if she knew it was the wrong thing to do. Sure, there where explanations about her past, but never to the point to really explain something. In the end it all made sense, though. The connection to the killer, why Bess and how Adelaide's life ended.
3.5 stars. EXCERPT: ‘It had been more than a year since the bastard had first started contacting them with his mocking Polaroids and pretty postcards of unfamiliar places they grew to know too well, and they still hadn’t gotten the drop on him.’ In its element, It ends with her is a police procedural told from the perspective of the agents trying to catch a killer, using a third person perspective to show them warts and all. The book was told in both the past and present, which reads well to give backstory and provide motive for Simon’s personality. Throughout the book, it felt like further development of the tension between Clarke and Simon would have made this a slightly more compelling read and driven the story with more urgency. Some of Clarke’s actions didn’t seem to fit her professional position and she was inherently selfish in her pursuit, which prevented her from thinking through her actions rationally and therefore doing her job with more professionalism. Overall, a good read.
another crime novel with a female lead who breaks the regulations with no regard for the probable cost to others, as long as she is doing what she feels like doing. Dugoni's Tracey Crosswaite is the least annoying of these characters, I the reader is lead to have an investment in the character. in the case of the present book, I found I didn't care what happened to her and ceased reading the book